2015-06-11

Congratulations Class of 2015!



Many proud parents brought festive balloon bouquets for their children as Carman-Ainsworth High School presented diplomas to nearly 300 graduates at its commencement ceremony last week at Perani Arena. Read about the class’ accomplishments and see more photos on page 13.

Hail to the conquerors




FLINT TWP. — Besides earning a record $4.8 million in scholarship offers, the Carman-Ainsworth High School Class of 2015 distinguished itself in many ways, said Susan Carter, a long-time high school counselor who was the keynote speaker at last week’s graduation “Sitting among all of you tonight in this class of 292 students, are 107 who are graduating with academic […]

Armor company fetes wounded officer




FLINT TWP. — Police Officer Michael Schuyler was an honored guest at a recent weekend event hosted by Armor Express of Central Lake, said Police Chief George Sippert, in a report to the township board. Schuyler was the officer wounded January 23 in an incident at the Hometown Inn on Miller Road. Chief Sippert has said that the bulletproof vest […]

The Whiting Announces 2015-16 Broadway, Fall Lineup



FLINT — The 2015-16 Broadway and Fall lineup at The Whiting has been announced. The new season includes musicals, spectacles, and kicks off with a five-time Grammy award winning musician. Launching the season on Sept. 18 is the Robert Cray Band. With five Grammy Awards, this rock blues icon is considered one of the greatest guitarists of this generation. Best […]

On-call firefighters get retirement savings plan




FLINT TWP. — The township board approved a deferred compensation agreement for its on-call firefighters to allow them to save for retirement. Also known as a 457(b) the adopted plan adds on-call firefighters as eligible participants under their current union contract. Effective June 1, the Adoption Agreement amends an original agreement in effect since July 1, 1982, according to background […]

In brief



Public invited to Healthy University at Flint Elks Club GRAND BLANC — Calling all golfers, recreational sports enthusiasts, and people who enjoy being active — even with the challenge of Joint Discomfort and Chronic Arthritis. Join McLaren Flint and the Flint Elks Club for the kick-off session of Healthy University, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Flint Elks Club, […]

Oh deer!




FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert said that through the years he has seen a lot of different characters show up at the police department but a temporary inmate on May 23 was a first. That’s when officers were called to a home on Cabot Drive where a homeowner had discovered a guest in the garage. It was a […]

Mott coach Studaker to host annual camp




FLINT – If you have a daughter who plays softball at the lower levels, you’ll want to have her take part in the fifth annual Mott Community College Summer Softball Day Camp. Run by fifth-year Mott Community College head coach Rod Studaker, along with a cast of renowned coaches, the day camp that runs June 15-17 is geared toward kids […]

Think PAWS-ative

Annual event a fundraiser for nonprofit rescue


FLINT TOWNSHIP – Dog lovers and others can lend a hand to PAWS at the annual Tails & Trails Dog Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Flint Township rail trail on Norko Drive. “It’s a spectacular event, with or without a dog,” said Edith Campbell, publicity chairman for the Clayton Township animal rescue. “Our goal […]

Michigan DNR announces Free ORV Weekends



LAPEER COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy two free ORV weekends on June 13-14 and Aug. 22-23. During these weekends, the DNR waives the requirement to have an ORV license or trail permit to ride an ORV on DNR-designated routes and trails, and on public roads open to ORV riding. ORV riders can […]